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Getting started in FPV/Drone: MyGeekShow

Started this discussion. Last reply by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk Nov 18, 2011. 3 Replies

Hey guys! So 2012 is going to be MyGeekShow’s year of “Technology Aided Flight” where I’ll focus on going from just flying around the field, to full FPV and waypoint supported autopilot. I’m doing…Continue

Tags: My Geek Show, MyGeekShow

Is this a good FPV set up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Brooks Jul 5, 2011. 2 Replies

This is what I'm thinking for my first FPV set up... anything that sticks out to you as good/bad? Airplane Tx: Turnigy 9x…Continue

Tags: My Geek Show, MyGeekShow, FPV

Model Airplane to Fly Across The United States!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trent at MyGeekShow May 14, 2011. 8 Replies

I've decided its time to get serious. I've announced my new 5 year project: To fly an RC airplane 3,000 miles to cross the United States.Most of the flight will be FPV style, but 90% of the trip will…Continue

Bluecor Fan Fold Foam and Hot Glue: Good Building Materials?

Started Apr 9, 2011 0 Replies

I did an episode on the strength/properties/durability/etc. of Bluecor Fan Fold Foam and Hot Glue to test their ability to be good building materials for some future drone airplane I'll be building.…Continue

Tags: Built, Scratch, Fan Fold Foam, Bluecore

 

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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Quadzimodo's blog post Trent@MyGeekShow USA Trip Conclusion
"THANK YOU!!! This has been a tough experience, your support and encouragement has played a large role in my "recovery". Recently, I've had to remind myself every day of the show's slightly secret mantra: "Fail and learn…"
Jun 27
Scott Penrose left a comment for Trent at MyGeekShow
"Hi Trent. Sorry to bug you here. Sent you a few emails re: Trip and Radios - can you check your spam please. Scott."
May 6
Gagarien commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post 67% Funded - MyGeekShow Indiegogo USA Trip
"Well done Trent!! Great achievement 120% odd funded"
May 2
Quadzimodo commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post 67% Funded - MyGeekShow Indiegogo USA Trip
" Trent - Stone blue Antennas will be a big improvement over the standard and you will definitely see a big difference in efficiency going from 10x6 to 14x6 prop.  Daily vlog style updates seems like a good idea."
May 1
Matt V commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post 67% Funded - MyGeekShow Indiegogo USA Trip
"Congratulations."
Apr 29
Ravi replied to Trent at MyGeekShow's discussion Missing Radio 4? in the group ArduPlane User Group
"is ur mode switch set to 'manual' and armed"
Apr 28

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Gary Mortimer commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post 67% Funded - MyGeekShow Indiegogo USA Trip
"Fantastic"
Apr 28
Per Elofson replied to Trent at MyGeekShow's discussion Missing Radio 4? in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Have you checked the servo cable between the receiver and the Pix? That one could be faulty. /Per, Sweden"
Apr 28
Trent at MyGeekShow replied to Trent at MyGeekShow's discussion Missing Radio 4? in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I think you're right. Setting up a split elevon and was too lazy to move channels around. : ) I could have sworn there used to be a channel 4 up there! I'll just move it and stop being lazy."
Apr 28

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Thorsten commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post 67% Funded - MyGeekShow Indiegogo USA Trip
"Congrats! "
Apr 28

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Trung Nguyen replied to Trent at MyGeekShow's discussion Missing Radio 4? in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Wouldn't channel 4 be yaw (under pitch bar)? I assume you're setting up a wing so yaw channel may be disabled. Maybe I'm missing what you're missing. I haven't had my coffee."
Apr 28
Trent at MyGeekShow added a discussion to the group ArduPlane User Group
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Missing Radio 4?

Hello DIYD Masters!I'm setting up a new Pixhawk, and when I go to calibrate the radio, channel 4 is missing. I'm using mission planner 1.3.1. Channel 4 servo also doesn't respond as if it isn't connected, however when I connect the servo directly to the receiver, it behaves normally. Strange! Did I miss something in a recent update? I've attached a screen shot of what I'm seeing.Thank you for any tips you can provide!-Trent…See More
Apr 28
Toby Mills commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"@TrentI see you are over your funding target.Perhaps with some of the additional funds, you could look at doing 'live tracking' of your chase vehicle so we can all see where you are on your journey.It might help garner a lot of additional…"
Apr 27
Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
Apr 27
Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post 67% Funded - MyGeekShow Indiegogo USA Trip
Apr 27
Quadzimodo commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Updated post can be found here."
Apr 27

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67% Funded - MyGeekShow Indiegogo USA Trip

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 8:54pm 7 Comments

Getting closer! Just about half way through the time on the USA trip indiegogo project (link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rc-airplane-flight-across-the-usa-mygeekshow), and just past 66% funded. I've added…

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MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:30pm 33 Comments

It is time! With three years of research behind us and less than two months left before the first flight on June 16th, it is time to gather all the equipment, reservations and team members together to make the USA trip!!

See all the details here:…

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Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:19am 38 Comments

Mayday! Mayday! I tested the FPV system on the Raptor140B, with nearly disastrous results. Luckily, the APM was onboard to save the day!



I added the 400mw 1.3Ghz FPV transmitter to the 140B, and took it for a test flight. Right after take off I had significant control issues,…

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Follow Me Test! Success!

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 4:54am 11 Comments

ArduPlane, APM2.6 and Mission Planner come together to make an awesome feature called "Follow Me" where the ground station sends the airplane it's GPS location and the airplane will go to that location, even follow it as it moves!

I tested it today and it performed…

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 12:37pm on September 11, 2011,
Moderator
Brian
said…

Trent, check this post/project out.  I think it's right in line with your goal.

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/thermopilot-project-a-thermal-hunter-glider-drone?id=705844%3ABlogPost%3A619448&page=2#comments

Regards - Brian

At 1:21pm on March 10, 2012, Stan Virgint said…

You have a cool channel I want to build a flying as well with center fuse for little more room

what are you using for your hot wire power supply?

Thanks Stan

At 10:47am on September 1, 2012, Earl said…
Put a voltage and current sensor on the telemetry! Use as a gas guage.
Looking good. Getting ready to drop X8 from balloon and control with joystick. I use 433mhz radios. Much longer range.
Earl
At 10:35am on July 24, 2013, roger gravel said…

thanks to take the time to explained how apm work you are a very generous person 

and your geek show is very proffessional 

At 4:52am on December 12, 2013,
MR60
Forrest Frantz
said…

Outstanding Trent. UAV across the US has a pioneer ring to it. Great.

Yes, the Li-Io will serve you well.  Nearly 50% more duration.

If you can afford it, buy a battery welder when you make yours or I think I saw someone on e-bay that will do the welding for you.  Panasonic does make the best one.  You can solder, but I'm not good enough to trust my skill.  There is a vent that might release if it gets too hot.  

Please keep me in touch with your build.  lt sounds exciting.

At 3:42pm on May 6, 2014, Scott Penrose said…

Hi Trent. Sorry to bug you here. Sent you a few emails re: Trip and Radios - can you check your spam please. Scott.

At 4:35pm on May 8, 2014, Swift said…

Good luck Trent! I wish you the best for the Adventure! thanks for your time to educate us with APM and other stuff. :)

At 3:51am on July 14, 2014, Dave Smith said…

I was thinking about your altitude change problems along the flight, and I have often wondered how you would set up for an auto-land at a lower altitude. Have you ever tried the "absolute(?)" check box? I believe you put in meters above sea level instead. I will try it out and let you know what I find.

I am also working on a very simple parachute mechanism that you might want to try out to soften your landings when the terrain gets rough.

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